Byron siblings orphaned/abandoned due to civil war death of father and then mother unable to care for them...according to family history.
Looking for information on William John Byron and sister Delia (?)..They ended up on a train move to Devils Lake ND, ...we believe from WI.!? This would have been in approx 1875-1880. He listed his birth as 1866, Fairchild, WI,
He listed his birthplace as Fairchild WI, but myfather always thought he had been born in FL? Maybe he was abondoned in that area of WI....so listed it?
Supposedly his mother made her way to WI, but couldn't take care of he and his sister. After abandoned, they rode a train to North Dakota where he lived in the barn. He started working for the Great Norther Railway at about age 16 supposedly and later as an Engineer. He was on one of the last trains to be attacked by Indians, according to my Dad.
My Aunt thought he found his birth mother in WI (listed as maiden name Sayers) after he headed to MN.
Note that while in the nursing home in his 90's, he was visted by attorney's from FL who got him to sign away land...unbeknownst to anyone...as they had no idea there was any land, etc!! He died in 1960.
Thank you for any help!